Ford Escape Max Towing Capacity (2011 - 2022)

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Ford Escape Max. Towing

The Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1,000 lbs and 3,500 lbs.

For example, the 2022 SEL AWD trim model has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs., while the 2012 Util 4D Hybrid Limited 2WD trim model has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 lbs.

All towing capacities are braked capacities. This means that the trailer being towed has a braking system installed to assist with the vehicle's own braking. The towing capacities for trailers without brakes will be much less.

Confirm all towing capacities with the owner's manual.

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Ford Escape model year.

Check the towing capacity for other makes and models here.

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  • a fishing boat and trailer usually weighs between 900 lbs. to 6,000 lbs.
  • a tent trailer typically weighs between 1,000 lbs. to 1,500 lbs.
  • a fifth-wheel travel trailer averages between 12,000 lbs. to 15,000 lbs.

2022 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2022 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2022 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
S AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
S FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE Hybrid AWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SE Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SE Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 221 hp 155 ft-lbs
SEL AWD 2.0L 3,500 lbs 250 hp 280 ft-lbs
SEL FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SEL Hybrid AWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SEL Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SEL Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 221 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium AWD 2.0L 3,500 lbs 250 hp 280 ft-lbs
Titanium Hybrid AWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 221 hp 155 ft-lbs

2021 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2021 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2021 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
S AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
S FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE Hybrid AWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SE Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SE Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 221 hp 155 ft-lbs
SEL AWD 2.0L 3,500 lbs 250 hp 280 ft-lbs
SEL FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SEL Hybrid AWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SEL Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SEL Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 221 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium AWD 2.0L 3,500 lbs 250 hp 280 ft-lbs
Titanium Hybrid AWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 221 hp 155 ft-lbs

2020 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2020 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2020 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
S AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
S FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SE Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 220 hp 155 ft-lbs
SE Sport Hybrid AWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SE Sport Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SEL AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SEL FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SEL Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 220 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium AWD 2.0L 3,500 lbs 250 hp 280 ft-lbs
Titanium Hybrid AWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
Titanium Plug In Hybrid FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 220 hp 155 ft-lbs
SUV 4D S 2WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SUV 4D S AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 2WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE AWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE Plug In Hybrid 2.5L 1,500 lbs 220 hp 155 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE Sport 2WD Hybrid 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE Sport AWD Hybrid 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SEL 2WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SEL AWD 1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SEL AWD 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.5L 2,000 lbs 181 hp 190 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SEL Plug In Hybrid 2.5L 1,500 lbs 220 hp 155 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium 2WD Hybrid 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium AWD 2.0L 3,500 lbs 250 hp 280 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium AWD Hybrid 2.5L 1,500 lbs 200 hp 155 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium Plug In Hybrid 2.5L 1,500 lbs 220 hp 155 ft-lbs
2020 Ford Escape With Cargo On Roof.
2020 Ford Escape With Cargo On Roof.

2019 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2019 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 2000 lbs.

2019 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
S FWD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 168 hp 170 ft-lbs
SE 4WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SE FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SEL 4WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SEL FWD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
Titanium 4WD 2.0L 2,000 lbs 245 hp 275 ft-lbs
Titanium FWD 2.0L 2,000 lbs 245 hp 275 ft-lbs
SUV 4D S 2WD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 168 hp 170 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE EcoBoost 2WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE EcoBoost 4WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SEL EcoBoost 2WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SEL EcoBoost 4WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium EcoBoost 2WD 2.0L 2,000 lbs 245 hp 275 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium EcoBoost 4WD 2.0L 2,000 lbs 245 hp 275 ft-lbs

2018 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2018 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 2000 lbs.

2018 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
SUV 4D S 2WD 4 Cyl. 2.5L 1,500 lbs 168 hp 170 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE EcoBoost 2WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE EcoBoost 4WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SEL EcoBoost 2WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SEL EcoBoost 4WD 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium EcoBoost 2WD 2.0 2.0L 2,000 lbs 245 hp 275 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium EcoBoost 4WD 2.0 2.0L 2,000 lbs 245 hp 275 ft-lbs

2017 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2017 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 2000 lbs.

2017 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
SUV 4D S 2WD 4 Cyl. 2.5L 1,500 lbs 168 hp 170 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE EcoBoost 2WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE EcoBoost 4WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium 2WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium 4WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.5L 2,000 lbs 179 hp 177 ft-lbs

2016 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2016 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 2000 lbs.

2016 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
SUV 4D S 2WD 4 Cyl. DURATEC 2.5L 1,500 lbs 168 hp 170 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 2WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.6L 2,000 lbs 178 hp 184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE EcoBoost 4WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.6L 2,000 lbs 178 hp 184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium 2WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.6L 2,000 lbs 178 hp 184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Titanium 4WD 4 Cyl. Turbo 1.6L 2,000 lbs 178 hp 184 ft-lbs

2015 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2015 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 2000 lbs.

2015 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
4 Cyl. SUV 4D S 2WD DURATEC 2.5L 1,500 lbs 168 hp 170 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D SE 2WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 173 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D SE 4WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 173 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D Titanium 2WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 173 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D Titanium 4WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 173 hp 184 ft-lbs

2014 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2014 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 2000 lbs.

2014 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
4 Cyl. SUV 4D S 2WD DURATEC 2.5L 1,500 lbs 168 hp 170 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D SE 2WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 173 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D SE 4WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 173 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D Titanium 2WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 173 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D Titanium 4WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 173 hp 184 ft-lbs

2013 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2013 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2013 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
4 Cyl. SUV 4D S 2WD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 168 hp 170 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D SE 2WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 178 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D SE 4WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 178 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D SEL 2WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 178 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D SEL 4WD 1.6L 2,000 lbs 178 hp 184 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D Titanium 2WD 2.0L 3,500 lbs 240 hp 270 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D Titanium 4WD 2.0L 3,500 lbs 240 hp 270 ft-lbs

2012 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2012 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1000 lbs and 2000 lbs.

2012 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Util 4D Hybrid Limited 2WD 2.5L 1,000 lbs 177 hp 136 ft-lbs
Util 4D Hybrid Limited 4WD 2.5L 1,000 lbs 177 hp 136 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Hybrid 2WD 2.5L 1,000 lbs 177 hp 136 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Hybrid 4WD 2.5L 1,000 lbs 177 hp 136 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD (V6) 2.5L 2,000 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD (V6) 2.5L 2,000 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLS 2WD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLT 2WD (V6) 2.5L 2,000 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLT 4WD (V6) 2.5L 2,000 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs

2011 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2011 Ford Escape has a towing capacity between 1000 lbs and 1500 lbs.

2011 Ford Escape Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Util 4D Hybrid Limited 2WD 2.5L 1,000 lbs 177 hp 136 ft-lbs
Util 4D Hybrid Limited 4WD 2.5L 1,000 lbs 177 hp 136 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Hybrid 2WD 2.5L 1,000 lbs 177 hp 136 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Hybrid 4WD 2.5L 1,000 lbs 177 hp 136 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD (V6) 2.5L 1,500 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD (V6) 2.5L 1,500 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLS 2WD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLS 4WD 2.5L 1,500 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLT 2WD (V6) 2.5L 1,500 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLT 4WD (V6) 2.5L 1,500 lbs 171 hp 171 ft-lbs

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